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"Support Buddies" is a collaboration of Heineberg Community Senior Center in Burlington and HANDS - Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors that pairs community volunteers with seniors who are isolating due to COVID-19, both to provide social connection as well as services like meal delivery. 

Learn more about the initiative on this website. Also, be sure to watch this great overview from NBC 5. 

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